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Story published: 12 June 2017
The practice of principle-based investing has become mainstream in recent years as the ethical investment sector has continued to grow.


Story published: 2 June 2017
Savers steering clear of stock market investments in the hope of avoiding losses could be at risk of paying a long-term price for their caution.


Story published: 2 June 2017
The introduction of pensions freedom and choice in 2015 has given investors far greater flexibility when taking money out of pension pots.


Story published: 23 May 2017
The first months of 2017 offered signs of change in the performance of major economies.


Story published: 16 May 2017
Paper shares may feel something of an anomaly in a digital world where investment transactions are almost always paperless. Yet it’s thought that millions of people still hold physical share certificates.


Story published: 15 May 2017
Alliance Trust Savings is proud to be a founding member of a ground-breaking new project called KickStart Money.


Story published: 2 May 2017
Relatively low inflation and interest rates have become a fact of life for investors in recent years, but are things beginning to change?


Story published: 28 April 2017
If you’re anxious about what impact the upcoming UK election will have on markets, you don’t have to look too far into the past for reassurance.


Story published: 28 April 2017
In a changing world, diversifying investments across different countries and regions may be worth considering for those in search of a regular income


Story published: 18 April 2017
In 2005 the Pensions Commission published its landmark report on the future for pensions in the UK1. But how is that future shaping up today?


Story published: 11 April 2017
Spreading your money across different investments can help to spread your exposure to risk and increase your opportunity for reward.


Story published: 9 March 2017 (Updated 28 March 2017)
Aside from announcing a cut in the tax-free Dividend Allowance from £5,000 to £2,000 in the 2018/19 Tax Year, Philip Hammond’s first (and last) Spring Budget brought little in the way of news for savers and investors.


Story published: 24 March 2017
We are pleased to announce that for the year ending 31 December 2016 we have delivered a profit on continuing business before non-recurring expenses of £1.242m. Operating income also grew 57.9% to £21,627k.


Story published: 21 March 2017
With just two weeks to go until the tax year end, don’t miss the opportunity to review your savings and make the most of your tax allowances.


Story published: 14 March 2017
March is bonus season for many employees. Payouts vary considerably, but all offer an opportunity to improve your financial security.


Story published: 3 March 2017
The first of this year’s two Budgets will be unveiled on 8 March, in a political environment that points to a cautious presentation offering few giveaways.


Story published: 21 February 2017
People taking money from their pensions while still saving into them, or who already have a large total pension pot, should act now to make the most of current tax benefits.


Story published: 14 February 2017
In a boost to those nearing retirement, the cost of consolidating pensions looks set to fall as a cap on exit charges takes effect.


Story published: 7 February 2017
In the days of a ‘job for life’, keeping track of your pension was straightforward. Now, on average, people have had 11 jobs by the time they retire and many will have paid into pensions through several employers.


Story published: 31 January 2017
With just two months to go until the tax year end, it’s a good time to review your savings, investments and pensions, making sure you’re taking advantage of all the tax benefits available to you.


Story published: 29 January 2017
The ability of corporate bonds to provide both a reliable income and potential for long-term growth has made them a popular option for investors.


Story published: 29 January 2017
Funds investing mainly in smaller companies were widely considered vulnerable to the fallout from the EU referendum in June.


Story published: 17 January 2017
As we approach Friday’s US presidential inauguration, more clues have been emerging as to how President Trump will manage the economy.


Story published: 9 January 2017
From tax relief on your payments, to the employer contributions that members of workplace schemes can benefit from, there are some very compelling reasons to take advantage of pensions.


Story published: 6 January 2017
If 2016 was the year of political surprises and change, 2017 is shaping up to be the year where the effects of these become clear to investors.


Story published: 6 January 2017
As the big political events of 2016 unfolded, there was vast speculation over what they might mean for stock markets.


Story published: 20 December 2016
Alliance Trust Savings’ Head of Dealing, Malcolm Whyte, is quick to describe 2016 as an “interesting year”.


Story published: 15 December 2016
Following their Strategic Review that took place earlier this year, our parent company Alliance Trust PLC has recognised Alliance Trust Savings’ success and reinforced its commitment to our business.


Story published: 6 December 2016
From the EU referendum to the US election, 2016 has reminded us that it isn’t always possible to keep politics and portfolios entirely separate.


Story published: 25 November 2016
When it comes to keeping your future on track, putting a little time aside to review your finances is a worthwhile investment.


Story published: 25 November 2016
Our run of award success continues with a Best SIPP prize in the prestigious Money Observer pension awards.


Story published: 24 November 2016
In an Autumn Statement light on news for savers and investors, Philip Hammond reset expectations for the UK economy in the context of Brexit.


Story published: 22 November 2016
We are pleased to confirm that we have been shortlisted for Best D2C (Direct) Platform and Best Platform for Advisers in the Professional Adviser Awards 2017.


Story published: 15 November 2016
A big thank you to everyone who voted for Alliance Trust Savings in the Shares Awards. We have been recognised as Best ISA Provider.


Story published: 15 November 2016
With a new Chancellor in 11 Downing Street and the economy facing potentially strong headwinds, this year’s Autumn Statement is unlikely to be short on detail.


Story published: 9 November 2016
After a hard fought and often controversial US election, today is seeing an unexpected Trump win spook markets around the world.


Story published: 25 October 2016
The growth potential of stock market investments is still being overlooked by cash ISA holders, even after interest rates fell to a new record low.


Story published: 25 October 2016
No sooner had UK investors absorbed the outcome of the summer’s EU referendum than another source of uncertainty appeared on the horizon.


Story published: 18 October 2016
Global diversification and income generation appeared to remain the priorities for Alliance Trust Savings customers in September.


Story published: 11 October 2016
Can you make a profit from investing in line with your principles? That’s the question being asked by more and more investors as the ethical investment universe continues to expand.


Story published: 3 October 2016
The popularity of exchange traded funds (ETFs) hit a new high in the wake of the EU referendum as investors looked to them as a way of managing market uncertainty.


Story published: 30 September 2016
Defined benefit (DB) pensions returned to the headlines earlier this year after commercial crises at BHS and Tata Steel shone fresh light on the pressure that these schemes are under.


Story published: 29 September 2016
According to our latest research, parents investing in a Junior ISA (JISA) today for their baby could help him or her become a millionaire by their 43rd birthday.


Story published: 16 September 2016
Parents all over the country will be dipping deep into their pockets to support children embarking on their university lives this autumn.


Story published: 16 September 2016
Any adult in a child’s life can get involved in giving them a financial head start. It’s natural to focus on what they might need from age 18.


Story published: 13 September 2016
Whether pensions or property offer a better basis for funding retirement is a longstanding debate that divides opinion.


Story published: 7 September 2016
The return of Parliament on Monday 5 September at the end of the summer recess was dominated by one topic - Brexit.


Story published: 1 September 2016
The earlier you have some form of retirement planning in place, the earlier you’re likely to be able to retire.


Story published: 26 August 2016
After eight years of decline following the global financial crisis, gilt yields have seen further falls since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union at the end of June.


Story published: 26 August 2016
The ups and downs of markets, and the economic news and forecasts that followed the EU referendum, may not have been a recipe for investor confidence over the summer. But there are potential bright spots, including signs that emerging markets economies are staging some form of recovery.


Story published: 16 August 2016
The weeks since the EU referendum have seen mixed signals for investors. Whilst financial organisations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded their forecasts for the UK economy, the FTSE-100 rebounded from a sharp fall in the immediate wake of the referendum to reach a 12-month high in mid August.


Story published: 10 August 2016
The popularity of income-generating investments looks set to grow after an EU referendum result that, last week, saw the Bank of England reduce interest rates to a historic low of 0.25% and is likely to keep them down for some time to come.


Story published: 11 August 2016
Alliance Trust Savings, one of the UKs leading investment and savings platforms, has delivered a profit for the first half of 2016 following a 40% rise in assets under administration and 31% net increase in customer accounts during the first half of 2016.


Story published: 4 August 2016
Few of us would have imagined that, when interest rates fell to 0.5 per cent in March 2009, they would remain at that same level more than seven years on, and that we would potentially be facing a further move downward.


Story published: 3 August 2016
Pound cost averaging might be a simple concept, but it’s one of the most compelling arguments in favour of regular investing. It’s particularly useful when investing in uncertain or volatile markets, reducing your exposure to the risk of getting the timing wrong.


Story published: 10 July 2016
It’s now 15 years since Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs used the BRIC acronym to describe the four countries he saw as the new global growth powerhouses.


Story published: 8 July 2016
Two weeks on, the initial shock reaction to the EU referendum outcome may be subsiding, but what now for investors? What can we expect? And could this be a time of opportunity?


Story published: 20 June 2016
The week of the EU referendum is finally here. However the vote goes on Thursday, the eyes of many investors will be on how markets react, both in the run up to the result and immediately afterwards.


Story published: 9 June 2016
So-called ‘blockchain’ technology is now being embraced by the traditional financial firms it was developed to circumvent - and investors may soon reap the rewards.


Story published: 25 May 2016
After seven years of rock-bottom interest rates, and with few signs of an increase any time soon, investor demand for dividends is greater than ever.

The value of dividends in providing a regular income is self-evident. What might not always be fully appreciated is that dividends are also one of most powerful drivers of investment growth.


Story published: 24 May 2016
There’s more than one figure that pension investors need to keep in mind when they think about their lifetime allowance (LTA) for pension savings.


Story published: 24 May 2016
When an investor is looking to understand how a company's shares are valued by the market they will often look at a price- to-earnings (PE) ratio. However this metric has its limitations and it can be useful to examine other yardsticks when forming a view on a stock.


Story published: 11 May 2016
When the EU referendum date was finally announced in February, only one thing was certain - that investors should brace for another period of uncertainty.


Story published: 9 May 2016
You paid your pension contributions, then you let your pension plan get on with it. When you retired you’d get the proceeds, but with little idea of how your savings had got from A to B. That was how saving for retirement used to be


Story published: 28 April 2016
Saving for your retirement was a relatively simple affair, not so long ago. You typically worked for one or two employers during your career, joined their defined benefit (DB) schemes and in return got a guaranteed regular income during retirement.


Story published: 28 April 2016
The start of the new tax year is an excellent opportunity to take another look at your portfolio of savings and investments to determine if you are getting the most out of your hard-earned cash


Story published: 28 April 2016
Some investors in the stock market have had too strong a track record to dismiss their success as chance. By tapping into the wisdom of greats like Warren Buffett, you can avoid some common pitfalls of investing and this should, in turn, help you to nurture and protect your portfolio.


Story published: 30 March 2016
In the second part of our pensions series, we look at the important steps you need to take as you approach retirement.

Once you’re in your 60s you’ll probably find that the person you are and the life you’re living is a bit different to the one your 20-year old self pictured all those years ago.


Story published: 29 March 2016
Your pension journey starts as soon as you begin planning for your retirement and it carries on throughout your life. In the first of our two-part series we look at the journey and give you the milestones you need to ensure that you stay on track for the retirement you want.


Story published: 24 March 2016
After last week’s Budget, Alliance Trust Savings’ Senior Pension Proposition Manager, Brian Davidson, wonders whether the writing is now on the wall for pension tax relief and what that might mean for pension investors.


Story published: 14 March 2016
There are a number of checks you should make before the end of the tax year on 5 April to ensure you are making the most of the allowances afforded to you by the Government on your savings and investments.


Story published: 18 February 2016
An ISA is the most flexible type of tax shelter and can be used for cash savings as well as longer term investments up to an annual allowance of £15,240.


Story published: 7 January 2016
Ask any successful investor their recipe for success and they’ll say you need a combination of knowledge, timing, skill and sometimes just a dash of gut feeling to help you make the best decisions.


Story published: 4 January 2016
Investment trusts are popular with private investors because they allow you to gain exposure to a large portfolio of investments even if you have a relatively modest sum at your disposal.


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All investments carry an element of risk which may differ significantly. If you are unsure as to the suitability of any particular investment or product, you should seek professional financial advice


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